York based Internet technology company Bytemark Hosting is supporting its fast growth by employing new staff and expanding its facilities in its hometown. Alongside adding two new members to their team, Bytemark have announced a £1.2m investment in a new headquaters and datacentre in the north of York.
Bytemark was the creation of co-founders Matthew Bloch and Peter Taphouse, a programmer and network engineer with the simple mission of providing high-quality, bespoke server hosting. Starting in 2002, they have successfully competed with larger market dominated companies, and today hosts thousands of domains including brands such as Orange Wednesdays, ASDA and Carling.com. In the last financial year, Bytemark turned over £3m. Their succeeding growth has now lead to them adding to their existing technical team, which will now been twenty-one.
Matthew Bloch, co-founder and Managing Director of Bytemark Hosting commented on the company’s new chapter, “With our rapid growth, we needed more space and people. I’m delighted to welcome ‘Josh’ and Bryn to Bytemark who both bring strong experience from the hosting industry and will help take our message out to a wider audience.”
Bryn Thomas, formerly of iomart Hosting, has joined as Sales Director. At the same time, Rajesh Joshi, former Brand Manager for Melbourne Hosting, has joined to lead Bytemark’s communications. They will be responsible for promoting “YO26” – Bytemark’s first wholly-owned datacentre located in York and its self-built cloud computing platform, ” BigV ” which offers the world’s largest cloud servers.”
“Building our own datacentre in our home town of York has been an exciting challenge and its now the platform for the next stage of our growth. Being completely in control of our own infrastructure means we can confidently stand behind every single aspect of our service.”
Alongside their investing in their York based facilities, Bytemark will also expand its office on the Manchester Science Park.